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'GStreamer' is a streaming media library and set of tools that enable applications to share a common set of plugins for things like video decoding and encoding, audio encoding and decoding, audio and video filters, audio visualisation, Web streaming and anything else that streams in real-time or otherwise. It is modelled after research software worked on at the Oregon Graduate Institute.


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Download version 0.10 (stable)
released on 5 December 2005


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LGPLv2orlaterJanet Casey27 August 2003

Leaders and contributors

Erik Walthinsen Maintainer
See the AUTHORS file in the distribution for a complete list Contributor

Resources and communication

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Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite fig2dev
Required to build automake 1.5
Weak prerequisite xsltproc
Required to build libtool 1.4 or later
Weak prerequisite gtkdoc
Required to build pkgconfig 0.9.0
Required to build autoconf 2.52
Weak prerequisite db2html
Required to use glib2 2.3 or later

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 30 November 2007.


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